HARIDWAR, June 8 (PTI): After striking a conciliatory tone, Baba Ramdev today again took up the issue of police crackdown on his supporters, saying he would set up a 11,000-strong force to deal with police and anti-social elements attempting to disrupt his anti-corruption movement.
"I appeal that 20 young men from every district should come here. We will train them in both shahstra (vedas) and shastra (weapons)," Ramdev, who is continuing his strike against corruption, told his followers here.
The yoga guru said, "We will prepare 11,000 men and women so that next time we do not lose any battle at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi".
However, he said that the Sena will be raised only for self defence and not to harm anybody.
"The sena will safeguard themselves and other followers. It is not for taking lives of anybody," Ramdev said.